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Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The Inter-Jurisdictional Coordinator is responsible to process all incoming requests from foreign state and tribal jurisdictions throughout the United States in registering foreign child support orders with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court. The Coordinator monitors all case and financial activities for several hundred open cases at any given time.
The Coordinator must read and interpret the Federal Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Act, Mille Lacs Statutes and Rules, IV-D regulations, and court orders from many different jurisdictions. This position requires significant interactions with many jurisdictional representatives including court personnel, attorneys and child support workers across the country. Often times the Coordinator has to train these representatives on the MLB Statutes and processes to register their court orders.
The Coordinator is responsible for preparing motions, proposed Tribal Court Orders for Recognition, and income withholding orders and submissions to the Tribal Court pursuant to Court MLB Court Rules and Statutes. Following the issuance of an Order for Recognition, the Coordinator must ensure that all payer’s due process rights are protected by providing them with proper notices of the court actions.
The Coordinator must track each of the orders and obligations in the automated child support program, the MTS, and works with the MLB-CSEP Financial Specialist and other tribal employers to coordinate the income withholding. The Coordinator monitors all open cases and ensures all payments are received, allocated, disbursed, and distributed pursuant to MLB Statutes and federal distribution rules.
The Coordinator is responsible for all foreign cases throughout the life of the case and often prepares additional court documents for submission to the Tribal Court. If appropriate, the Coordinator updates all MTS records based on court orders, and if necessary performs complex financial and case management activities in the MTS.
• Minimum of an Associate’s degree in administration, paralegal studies or accounting required.
• Two years of experience working in child support, court administration or accounting required.
• Experience writing, interpreting and processing legal documents.
• Knowledge of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Statues and Rules along with the ability to understand federal child support regulations and distribution rules preferred.
• Ability to communicate effectively with other tribal, state and federal agencies and maintain positive relationships required.
• Ability to work with a complex automated child support system.
• Must be willing and able to coordinate with other MLB-CSEP staff members, other tribal entities including OMB and OSG, and other tribal employers.
• Ability to perform complex child support calculations required.
• Two years of experience working with confidential information required.
• Ability to perform complex daily financial and case functions in an automated child support system.
• Ability to operate a variety of office machines including personal computer, fax machines, 10 Key calculator and multi-line telephone systems required.
• Knowledge and experience with Microsoft office package required.
• Must be able to work in a fast paced team-orientated department and multitask.
• Must work well independently to meet deadlines and keep up with the flow of work.
• Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and follow IRS and SSA safeguarding requirements.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Mille Bands’ insurance policy.
• Must be insurable under the Band’s insurance policy against loss.
• Must be able to pass complete background check.
• This position requires a current valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current insurance coverage, and insurability under the Band’s Auto Insurance and liability Policies. A complete background study must be completed and assessed before an offer for employment will be made.
• Must have left Mille Lacs Band’s Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program in good standing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Receive, track, review and process several hundred incoming court orders from foreign jurisdictions.
• Read and interpret court orders, payment records, inter-jurisdictional transmittals and documents.
• Prepare motions and orders for registration with tribal court pursuant to MLB Statutes and Court Rules
• Ensure the due process rights of all clients are protected by preparing written notifications of Tribal Court actions.
• Prepare Income Withholding Orders (IWO) and serve on employers.
• Ensure all orders, obligations and case updates are properly recorded in the MTS.
• Must monitor all financial transactions are complete and accurate pursuant to MLB Statutes and federal distribution rules.
• Access and review automated records in the State of MN Prism and Maxus systems for payment records, court order history and locate data.
• Prepare correspondence and transmittals to requesting jurisdictions for additional information, clarifications and notice of registrations.
• Educate and train outside state and tribal entities and representatives on the MLB registration processes.
• Track case progress through the required process to get cases registered in tribal court.
• Notice to state and tribal child support agencies regarding employment status changes and employment verifications.
• Respond to all inquiries from payers, employers, court administration and foreign jurisdictions seeking assistance and or updates for cases.
• Prepare monthly tracking reports of child support funds withheld.
• Provide referral services to clients when applicable.
• Ability to prepare training materials and participate in training events for other state and tribal partners.
• Travel when requested for department training purposes.
• All other duties as assigned by the Director.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of low to moderate stress while dealing with clients, family members, and others.
• Work is primarily indoors in a climate controlled office or community setting, with no work outside or in a harsh climate.
• There is little threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours are typically 8-5.
• Local travel is required.